The 2000 presidential elections in America showed a side of America no one could have ever imagined. The supposed world leader in technology, democracy and human rights suddenly became the center of world attention and muse for claims of fraud and irregularities é probably making tyrants and dictators around the world happy to find the US elections comparable to their own.
Whatever the outcome of the elections, the fact seems to be that the US is finally ridding itself of its influence groups é the most important of whom are the media moguls whose influence in US politics is tantamount to buying the vote. Otherwise no one could have seen this kind of controversy in America.
For past elections, at least since the 1950s, were almost all landslide wins. A close race was close by tens of thousands of votes, not a couple of thousands or less as is the situation now. The 50s saw the launch of McCarthyism: the witch hunt of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his assistant Roy Cohn, a Jew, for communist Americans and/or sympathizers or suspects. Fortunately for America and for its way of life, politicians came to their senses and decided to stand up to McCarthy. McCarthy was discredited and condemned by the Senate in 1954.
The story would have been a history lesson if things had stopped there. But the idea appealed to Jewish influence groups, who played it to their advantage. It wasn’t Communism but anti-Semitism that came to the fore. One didn’t have to prosecute an anti-Semite, he simply had to write an article or two in the Jewish-controlled media and public opinion would discredit him. The ploy worked like a well-greased machine. Anyone standing in their way was destined to be condemned and whoever played their tune achieved his objectives or part of them.
No one in America can guarantee keeping his job or his source of income if he openly speaks against any Jew in America or overseas. They have been manipulating politicians since World War II and succeeding.
How many UN resolutions have been vetoed by America? How many bills have been passed unanimously in Congress in support of Israel, to the point of standing by it even when its soldiers massacre Palestinian youths on Palestinian land. The American conscience has been controlled. It is no longer a conscience but a hypnotized well-controlled thing with no emotion whatever.
There are many reasons how this has come to be the case. We shall content ourselves with a single case in point.
During the early 80s a new kind of news medium came to the forefront. Within a few years it had attracted a wide audience. Later it became a household name. It was CNN, and at first it was somehow independent. But not for long.
Jane Fonda, the well-known US actress and former anti-Vietnam war activist, took interest in CNN owner Ted Turner. At the peak of CNN’s popularity, a relationship bloomed between them, their faces soon appearing on the covers of many a magazine.
Fonda the supposed antiwar activist, entered Lebanon in 1982 with the invading Israeli forces and stood in 1982 on the balcony of the presidential palace in Baabda uninvited, and without the permission of the Lebanese authorities. Like a modern day Nero, she watched the Israeli Army bombard Beirut and set it ablaze. Fonda became Turner’s friend. A few years later the obvious happened, the couple got married and CNN added another, behind-the-scenes, boss to its board. Then, awhile later the obvious happened and CNN merged with Time-Warner, and CNN no longer remained an independent network. It fell into the hands of the Jewish-controlled media.
A few years later, with an objective achieved, the couple announced that they are separating. Another coincidence?
Jews with beards and skullcaps think that Arabs with beards and skullcaps are terrorists and vice versa. We do not know whom to believe. The people who are defending their land as terrorists or those who want to take over their lands as terrorists.Maybe we are the naive ones. After all the Jews are following their scripture while we settled for sitting back, impressed by what we have gathered of this worldly life.
Maybe we have just turned Jewish and we don’t realize it and the Palestinian youth are the only Arabs left and thus it is our right to slay them or at least see them slaughtered by our cousins who happen to be Jews.
Have we decided to argue for the Jews in our summits instead of for the Palestinians? A lot of questions yet no definite answers. What has gone wrong with the Arab spirit?
* Fouad Habibi wrote this article for The Daily Star (Lebanan)